The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
This story about a man who’d built a bookshop on a barge in the Seine, but it’s also about finding a book to meet each purchaser’s emotional needs, and about the bookseller’s journey to meet his own. Lyrically written about heartache and loss and the possibilities of new beginnings, this book is filled with interesting characters and beautiful scenery. Probably not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.
Trust a Few: Haruspex Trilogy part 1 by E. M. Swift-Hook
Every main character in this story has an agenda and a viewpoint and they manipulate the others to give twists and turns to the plot as we see the story play out. Each of the characters has a complex backstory that contributes to how they interact. I’ll admit I didn’t love all of them equally, but they were interesting, flawed individuals. I’m looking forward to reading more about them.